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Spinach & Tofu Tacos

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Spinach & Tofu tacos topped with salsa verde and chopped cilantro.

A local restaurant that we go to has weekly specials. One of their specials was called “Popeye’s Tacos” and my hubby loves them! There is nothing fancy about them but the flavors are so good. I decided to try to replicate these at home and they were a success! Here is what you’ll need to make them at home:

1 Package Extra Firm Tofu, drained and pressed

8oz Baby Spinach leaves (I used a small clamshell package but you can adjust more or less depending on your love of spinach)

1 TBSP oil

1 TBSP Earth Balance

Salt

Pepper

Corn tortillas for serving

Your favorite salsa (I used a salsa verde I had on hand but a red salsa would also do lovely here)

Fresh chopped cilantro for sprinkling.

1. Shred the tofu using a box grater. You can use a handheld grater but make sure the holes are big. Don’t attempt to use a zester, that won’t work.

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2. Heat cast iron pan over medium high heat until hot. Once the pan is hot, add in oil and Earth Balance butter. Allow oil and butter to get to temperature.

3. Once oil and Earth Balance are hot, drop in shredded tofu. Season with salt and pepper and give it a stir.

4. Let the tofu cook on one side, without stirring, until you see a nice golden color and crisp form. Once you see the golden color, flip using a thin spatula. Allow to cook on second side using the same method.

5. Once tofu is cooked, add in spinach and stir to wilt down the spinach and heat through.

6. Fill your tortillas with the spinach and tofu mix, top with salsa and any other toppings and enjoy!

These tacos would pair well with breakfast potatoes or rice and beans for an easy dinner!

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Sun & Earth

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I love their packaging, too!

I love their packaging, too!

I discovered this brand at ExpoWest earlier this spring and had the opportunity to try some of their products in my home.  I was given a bottle of dish soap, multipurpose cleaner, laundry detergent and a canister of multipurpose cleaning wipes. I immediately put these products to work to see how they fared and here is the breakdown:

Fresh Lavender Liquid Dish Soap-First, this soap smells amazing. It has a nice fresh, light lavender scent. Honestly, I didn’t mind doing the dishes because the soap smelled so amazing. Also, I am a firm believer that if the soap isn’t bubbly, it isn’t cleaning. And, this soap passed the bubble test. It foamed wonderfully and didn’t take much to get the same amount of suds that it would take from my existing cleaner. This soap got even the dirtiest of dishes squeaky clean! It also did a wonderful job cleaning plastic storage containers. I always feel like other cleaners leave behind a film, especially on plastic, and this soap didn’t!

All Purpose Spray Cleaner-As with the rest of the products, this has a light citrus scent. I love that these products didn’t have a chemical smell to them and the citrus scent was a mood lifter when I was stuck doing chores. I used this cleaner for cleaning my wood cutting board and wiping down my counters. The cleaner easily picked up any messes and left my tile counters sparkling!

Natural Laundry Detergent-I admit I was hesitant to try this because the hubby has really sensitive skin and most products leave him itchy. This detergent was so gentle, it has not caused any issues for him. Our clothes are left feeling soft and smelling wonderfully! I have used this detergent to wash our pets bedding and had great results. The smelly dog odor was gone and a light citrus scent was all that remained.

Natural All Surface Wipes-These are wonderful wipes to have handy for quick cleanup! The towelette holds up nicely to light scrubbing, too. These are perfect to keep on hand for emergencies when you are out and about as well!

Overall, I really enjoyed these Sun & Earth products! And I love the fact that all of their products are vegan, cruelty free and made in the USA. I was a big fan of another brand, who shall remain nameless, but Sun & Earth has gained a new loyal customer.

You can find out more about their product lineup or to shop online, visit their website at www.sunandearth.com.

I hope you love their products as much as I do!

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